Las Vegas Quick Quiz

Test your Las Vegas IQ: September 2018

Challenge your Vegas knowledge by pondering the following questions:

QUESTIONS:

1) What special attraction did Michael Jackson want to create for a Vegas comeback that was later aborted?

2) What multinational company was once saved from insolvency thanks to Las Vegas gaming winnings?

3) What distinction does the Las Vegas Strip hold when viewed from space?

4) What was the first casino on the Strip to hire a female dealer, in 1971?

5) How many consecutive sold-out shows did Elvis Presley perform at the Las Vegas Hilton (now the Westgate Las Vegas)?

ANSWERS:

1) What special attraction did Michael Jackson want to create for a Vegas comeback that was later aborted?

A 50-foot-high, moonwalking King of Pop robot, visible from McCarran International Airport, that would roam the desert as a show advertisement.

2) What multinational company was once saved from insolvency thanks to Las Vegas gaming winnings?

FedEx, after founder and CEO Frederick W. Smith took the company’s last $5,000 to play blackjack and won $27,000, which was used to pay FedEx’s $24,000 fuel bill.

3) What distinction does the Las Vegas Strip hold when viewed from space?

When lit up, the Strip is the brightest spot on Earth.

4) What was the first casino on the Strip to hire a female dealer, in 1971?

The former Silver Slipper.

5) How many consecutive sold-out shows did Elvis Presley perform at the Las Vegas Hilton (now the Westgate Las Vegas)?

837, from July 1969 through December 1976.

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